Jack Sock, Juan Monaco reach US Men's Clay Court final
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 10, 2016 11:27 AM
Jack Sock, of the United States, returns a shot against fellow American John Isner in the semifinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship tennis tournament Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Houston. Sock won 7-6 (4), 6-3. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)HOUSTON (AP) — Fourth-seeded defending champion Jack Sock beat top-seeded John Isner 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Saturday in an all-American semifinal in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.
Sock will face Argentina's Juan Monaco in the final Sunday at River Oaks. The 23-year-old American has won 16 consecutive sets in the event dating to his first-round match last year.
"I love playing in this city, on this court. I love the clay," Sock said. "There's something about that little stadium there, it's a great atmosphere."
The 32-year-old Monaco, the 2012 winner, beat third-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-4, 6-2.
"I'm really happy to be here again in the final," said Monaco, an eight-time winner on the ATP Tour. "I was really focused, consistent from the baseline."
The 6-foot-10 Isner had treatment on his left knee twice during the match.
"My body is a little beat up," Isner said. "I haven't been healthy in a while. We'll see what I need to do. Got to pay the piper eventually."
American twins Bob and Mike Bryan won the doubles titles for the sixth time, beating Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico 4-6, 6-3, 10-8. The Bryans have 110 team titles.